Weight centring

Weight centring has been something of a leitmotif in laying out the various pieces of "heavy equipment". The batteries, the water tanks and the diesel tanks are all concentrated above the ballast zone, reinforcing the stability and speed of Aureus XV while reducing pitching as much as possible. This is because the further a mass is from the centre of gravity (ballast zone), the greater its effective weight. No freshwater or diesel tank is located beyond the main bulkhead of the saloon.